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William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 24:1-67

Rebekah the Farseeing Genesis 24:0 I. In the case of Sarah the real drama opens with married life. In the case of Rebekah it opens with the proposal of marriage. The offer comes from Isaac. When she sees the servant approaching she has no idea of his errand. But Rebekah has a wonderful talisman against such surprise an astonishing power of putting herself instantaneously in the place of those to whom she is speaking. II. There is a peculiarity about Rebekah's sympathetic insight. It is not... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Genesis 24:1-67

ISAAC’S MARRIAGEGenesis 24:1-67"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."- Proverbs 31:30."WHEN a son has attained the age of twenty years, his father, if able, should marry him, and then take his hand and say, I have disciplined thee, and taught thee, and married thee; I now seek refuge with God from thy mischief in the present world and the next." This Mohammedan tradition expresses with tolerable accuracy the idea of the Eastern world,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 24:1-67

CHAPTER 24 The Bride Sought for Isaac 1. The commission to the servant (Genesis 24:1-9 ) 2. The obedience and prayer of the servant (Genesis 24:10-14 ) 3. The prayer answered (Genesis 24:15-21 ) 4. The gifts of the servant (Genesis 24:22-26 ) 5. The servant received (Genesis 24:27-33 ) 6. The servant’s message (Genesis 24:34-36 ) 7. The commission and answered prayer stated (Genesis 24:37-49 ) 8. The bride chosen (Genesis 24:50-60 ) 9. The journey to meet Isaac. (Genesis 24:61... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 24:1-67

ISAAC'S BRIDE FROM HIS FATHER'S FAMILY Only after Sarah has died does Isaac receive a wife. When Israel, after the death of the Lord Jesus, was set aside as the vessel of God's testimony in the world, then God the Father (typified by Abraham) sent the Spirit of God (symbolized by the servant) to obtain a wife for the Lord Jesus, of whom Isaac is a picture. Abraham required his servant to swear by the God of heaven and earth that he would not take a wife for Isaac from the Canaanites, but one... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Genesis 24:1-67

ISAAC ’S MARRIAGE , ABRAHAM ’S DEATH In Abraham’s time, communications between families separated by long distances were few and far between. But he seems to have gotten news from his brother’s home sometime after the birth of Isaac, as recorded at the close of chapter 22, linking that chapter to the one we are now considering. SELECTING THE BRIDE (Genesis 24:1-52 ) Notice the preparation made by Abraham for Isaac’s marriage (Genesis 24:1-9 ), the oath he administers to his servant, the... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Genesis 24:1-67

Rebekah: Domestic Life Gen 24:66 Instead of looking at the beautiful chapter before us as showing only how a wife was chosen for Isaac, look at it as a story full of family interest, and bright with many points of general human feeling. Of course the choice of a wife for Isaac is the one great fact in the chapter; but, without making its importance secondary, we may gather lessons about common household life which will touch a very large circle of sympathy and action. The first figure is very... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Genesis 24:16-19

And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. Was not that sweet... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 24:10-28

10-28 Abraham's servant devoutly acknowledged God. We have leave to be particular in recommending our affairs to the care of Divine providence. He proposes a sign, not that he intended to proceed no further, if not gratified in it; but it is a prayer that God would provide a good wife for his young master; and that was a good prayer. She should be simple, industrious, humble, cheerful, serviceable, and hospitable. Whatever may be the fashion, common sense, as well as piety, tells us, these are... read more

Frank Binford Hole

F. B. Hole's Old and New Testament Commentary - Genesis 24:7-34

Gen_24:7 Gen_25:34 . The opening verses of our chapter show us that Abraham remained true to the call of God, that had originally reached him; and that, not only for himself but for his children and household after him; thus justifying the Lord's estimate of him, as expressed in Gen_18:19 . Verse Gen_24:7 supplements this by showing the full confidence he had that the Lord would support this faithful adherence to His word. Twice in these verses does he speak of the Lord God of heaven. Heaven... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Genesis 24:15-28

The Meeting with Rebekah v. 15. And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. All the emphasis is here laid upon the speed with which the Lord heard the prayer of Eliezer. He had not yet finished his prayer when Rebekah, the granddaughter of Nahor, the grandniece of Abraham, appeared. v. 16. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin,... read more

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